MIND YOUR IPHONE MANNERS
LEARN FROM READERS’ IPHONE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
Testing Specialist, Florida Gateway College I can't stand it when people put their phones on the table during meals, whether it's at home or at a restaurant. It feels like they value their phones more than my company.
Advocate for People with Disabilities I find it odd when people hold their phones out in front of their mouths like they're talking on CB radios.
Crochet Designer Relatives always try to FaceTime with me in the moments when I happen to not be wearing clothes.
HR Manager, JCPenney One time, a lady on her phone came over to the checkout line where I was working. She was very into her conversation, so I didn't ask her any of the questions I normally asked customers. Before she left, she decided—while still on the phone—to lecture me about how rude I was for not speaking to her!
Fitness Model One of my biggest pet peeves is when people at the gym are either taking selfies of themselves in the mirror or excessively talking on the phone while I'm trying to work out.
Stay-at-Home Mom I can't tell you how many times I've had people complain to me about what someone “said” in a text message. The fact is, if you didn't hear the tone of voice, you shouldn't jump to conclusions!
Mail Carrier, United States Postal Service I find it super annoying when people use their phones to pacify their children (especially if the child doesn't need to be pacified in the first place). Another thing that troubles me about technology is how dependent we've become on it. People can't remember birthdays, phone numbers, or even how to give good driving directions!
Leadership and Communication Trainer Just get on the phone with me. Some conversations are beyond texting!
IT Director It's pretty frustrating when you're texting with someone and they either can't decide what to say or accidentally leave the cursor in the text box. Meanwhile, you're left waiting in suspense as you stare at the three animated messaging dots moving across the screen. Or what about when you have to listen to people talking loudly on the phone or, even worse, dictating a text message in public. Hearing them pronounce punctuation in a monotone voice such as “exclamation point” and “smiley face” just sounds weird.
Registered Nurse I don't understand why people think it's okay to take your picture and post it to social media without your permission.
Barn Manager and Horse Trainer Texting and driving! I hate it!
Student You know when people use "ty" in place of "thank you"? I thought people were dropping my name in random places during conversations for six months before realizing they were actually thanking me.
MADELINE WHEELWRIGHT Loan Officer, 121 Financial Credit Union It's funny when people overly abbreviate their text messages, especially older people! Weren't they the generation always getting on my case about using slang or slurring my words?
July/ August 2015